Paranoid Park (novel)
|Genre||Young adult novel|
A 16-year-old skateboarder who tries to fit in with the skater crowd accidentally kills a security guard while trying to board a train. Much of the plot concerns the character struggling to cope with what he has done while also trying to avoid being caught. The author has said that the book is a kind of retelling of Crime and Punishment in a young adult fiction setting. The novel takes place in Portland, Oregon, United States.
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- "Interviews:Violence, and Silence, in Nelson's 'Paranoid Park'". NPR:Fresh Air. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
- Blake Nelson interviewing Gus Van Sant, NY Times 2008
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